Macros for all your token pasting needs
concat_idents! macro in the Rust standard library is
notoriously underpowered in that its concatenated identifiers can only refer to
existing items, they can never be used to define something new.
This crate provides a flexible way to paste together identifiers in a macro, including using pasted identifiers to define new items.
 = "1.0"
This approach works with any Rust compiler 1.31+.
paste! macro, identifiers inside
>] are pasted together to
form a single identifier.
use paste; paste!
More elaborate example
The next example shows a macro that generates accessor methods for some struct fields. It demonstrates how you might find it useful to bundle a paste invocation inside of a macro_rules macro.
use paste; } } make_a_struct_and_getters!;
$var:upper in the segment list to convert an interpolated
segment to lower- or uppercase as part of the paste. For example,
[<ld_ $reg:lower _expr>] would paste to
ld_bc_expr if invoked with $reg=
$var:snake to convert CamelCase input to snake_case.
$var:camel to convert snake_case to CamelCase.
These compose, so for example
$var:snake:upper would give you SCREAMING_CASE.
Pasting documentation strings
paste! macro, arguments to a #[doc ...] attribute are implicitly
concatenated together to form a coherent documentation string.
use paste; method_new!; // expands to #[doc = "Create a new `Paste` object"]